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2014-08-19 12:28:46

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc. announced today it will host a series of free webinars focused on different aspects of health care supply chain management to help supply chain leaders manage the need to reduce costs. The webinars will be led by VHA experts and health system supply chain leaders who will share best practices on topics ranging from internal stakeholder engagement to local sourcing. The webinar series is open to all hospitals and health systems nationwide,...

2014-07-29 08:33:27

IRVING, Texas, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, a VHA and UHC company, today announced three new web-based applications with breakthrough interactive features that automate key health care supply chain processes and workflows for members of Children's Hospital Association. The new and enhanced applications under the Novation Optimize Solutions umbrella - Value Analysis, Item Master and Formulary - are examples of how Novation helps organizations address the most critical...

2014-06-25 08:32:17

IRVING, Texas, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced that it has elected three new board members, as well as a new chair. The three new board members, each elected to three-year terms, include: -- Michael Butler, president, operations & services, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash. -- Dean Gruner, MD, president and CEO, ThedaCare, Neenah, Wis. -- Mark E. Larmore, CPA, group senior vice president, CFO and...

2014-06-19 16:25:39

VHA Expands Availability of Enhanced VHA LYNX Suite to All Hospitals Nationwide IRVING, Texas, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced enhancements and new applications to VHA LYNX, its suite of supply chain management tools. The VHA LYNX suite is designed to help hospital supply chain leaders reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies and overall financial performance. VHA LYNX is available to all hospitals and health systems...

2014-06-19 08:29:55

IRVING, Texas, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista, LLC, said that while supplier registrations are accelerating, there is still time for companies to register for its annual Innovative Technology Expo on September 10, 2014, at the Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas. "We continue to encourage a broad range of...

2014-06-18 16:26:58

IRVING, Texas, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced today that its member-driven supply networks delivered a combined savings of $272 million on network contract spend to members in 2013. VHA pioneered the member-driven supply network concept and currently facilitates 14 networks nationwide--the largest number in the industry. Through VHA SupplyNetworks, groups of VHA members join together to reduce supply chain costs and increase...

2014-06-12 08:30:16

IRVING, Texas, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For a wide range of health care technology suppliers, the upcoming Novation Innovative Technology Expo offers an opportunity to showcase products that improve patient outcomes and increase safety to experienced clinicians from health care organizations across the nation. Novation, the leading health care expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and...

2014-06-02 12:28:23

Improving Cost Performance Key in Decision to Join AROK Purchasing Coalition IRVING, Texas, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc. today announced that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has joined the AROK Purchasing Coalition, LLC. The AROK Purchasing Coalition, a VHA supply network, includes more than 50 health care organizations across Arkansas and Oklahoma. Their members collaborate to increase efficiencies and reduce expenses by establishing contracting...

2014-05-12 08:32:46

IRVING, Texas, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista, LLC, today announced that it will be hosting its annual Innovative Technology Expo on September 10, 2014, at the Irving Convention Center, Las Colinas. The Novation Innovative Technology Expo features the latest in innovative health care technologies that improve...

2014-04-28 12:30:34

Three Hospitals Receive Special Recognition by VHA, Inc. at their Navigating to Excellence Forum IRVING, Texas, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national healthcare network, today announced the presentation of its President's Award of Honor to three member health care systems for performance related achievements over the course of 2013. The awards were presented to Providence Health and Services, Sanford Health and Yale-New Haven Hospital on Sunday, April 27 during VHA's...


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